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Old 06-20-2012, 01:24 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Mine is at my parents waiting to get new brushes (Thanks TomEV!!!) so I can't check on the roof size right now, but I bought enough PV to cover my roof and figured it'd give me 2 miles of extra range per day, but the big advantage would be the constant charge that it would give the batteries, adding years on to their life.

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Old 06-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #22 (permalink)
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The tough part might be mounting it without breaking the plastic body. You could mount it to the tube frame/roll bar, but then you might have problems with leaks.
The Keneka panel seems to be a good match for the 48v pack. With a good amount of sun, it might recover about two miles in a day.
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The tough part might be mounting it without breaking the plastic body. You could mount it to the tube frame/roll bar, but then you might have problems with leaks.
The Keneka panel seems to be a good match for the 48v pack. With a good amount of sun, it might recover about two miles in a day.
Commuti-cars have rain gutters above the doors, perfect for a roof rack to bolt to, Citi-cars... they are tougher, I would mount something to the bumper mounting points before I drilled the body.

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